It’s so easy to re-use Open Access stuff (video)

It’s barely been a day since PLoS ONE published the article Discovery of the Largest Orbweaving Spider Species: The Evolution of Gigantism in Nephila when a video appeared on YouTube mashing up images and text from the press release:

Of course, as this is Open Access, nobody needs to worry about copyright and stuff….though a direct link to the paper would have been nice (or, considering the infamous YouTube commenters, perhaps better not!).
See the related blog post as well.

One response to “It’s so easy to re-use Open Access stuff (video)

  1. Also see this linked discussion over at FriendFeed:-
    Having contacted the maker of the video, there IS now a link to the PLoS ONE Manu from that page on YouTube.
    It’s also worth noting that this Manu has now been accessed over 36,000 times already !!